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Experts address urbanisation planning

Cambodia should prioritise managed urban development to maximise economic growth and cope with the increase in population, industry insiders said yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50664638/experts-address-urbanisation-planning/

Sustainable development discussed at urban forum

The Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, in cooperation with UN Cambodia, held the Cambodia Urban Forum for the first time on Wednesday to identify priorities towards smart, sustainable and inclusive urban development in Cambodia. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sustainable-development-discussed-urban-forum

Cambodia's construction continues strong growth in H1: minister

Investments in Cambodia’s construction sector have continued to grow sharply in the first six months of the year thanks to sound economic growth and investors’ trust in the country’s political stability, Im Chhun Lim, the country’s Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, said ...

Global Times News Staff
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/810044.shtml#.Ui69otKBmN8

Government orders capital pipe clear-up

A city-wide campaign to clear drainage pipes inundated with garbage build-up aggravated by seasonal rains will begin on Saturday, the municipality announced. All nine districts are to report the number of pipes in need of service, according to a statement released on Friday, which adds that ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-orders-capital-pipe-clear

Feature: Slum dwellers in Cambodian capital want to benefit from development

Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital and largest city, has seen rapid development in the last decade — numerous high-rises, large shopping malls and business centres as well as public parks are beautifying this city — in the meantime, slum-dwellers are also on the rise. According to the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/18/c_132641165.htm

Red Cross Gives Aid to Borei Keila Families

Phnom Penh municipality and the Cambodian Red Cross (CRC) on Sunday donated money and food rations to 176 families from Borei Keila—where thousands of people have been violently evicted from their homes in recent years after the land was sold to a private company. Phnom Penh ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/red-cross-gives-aid-to-borei-keila-families-39096/

Grand Plans for $80-Billion Capital City Fit for a Techo

If Phoeung Sophoan has his way, Phnom Penh’s days as Cambodia’s capital city are numbered. A secretary of state at the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, Mr. Sophoan has big plans for a new 35,000-hectare capital city north of Phnom Penh called “Samdech ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/grand-plans-for-80-billion-capital%E2%80%88city-fit-for-a-techo-38968/

Phnom Penh’s Bus Service Delayed

The Japanese International Co­operation Agency (JICA) on Tuesday announced it hoped to have a public bus system in place in Phnom Penh sometime in 2014, despite earlier assurances it would be up and running this year. The Japanese government’s international aid arm also presented options to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/phnom-penhs-bus-service-delayed-38546/

Rainsy Says Those Behind Boeng Kak Deserve Jail

Opposition leader Sam Rainsy on Monday vowed to return Phnom Penh’s beleaguered Boeng Kak neighborhood to its residents and to have those who filled the lake with sand thrown in jail, should the opposition CNRP ultimately prevail in contesting the unofficial results of last month’s ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/rainsy-says-those-behind-boeng-kak-deserve-jail-38399/

$1M Damage as Blaze Guts Siem Reap Market

A fire sparked by an electrical fault ripped through the Doeum Kralanh market in Siem Reap City early Friday morning destroying 200 stalls and causing more than $1 million in damage, according to market traders and police officials. The 8,000-square-meter market in Kokchak commune housed a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/1m-damage-as-blaze-guts-siem-reap-market-33787/

Officials Halt Construction on 240 Apartment Project

Police and Phnom Penh municipality officials yesterday halted construction on a seven-story high-end apartment complex on Street 240 in Daun Penh district. Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Kep Chuktema was accompanied by police officials who entered the 240 apartment complex, which has been under construction for several ...

Civil engineering students on the rise

Students finishing their secondary education this year are carefully looking at market demand to decide what to study to ensure solid future earnings. Many educators say the recent growth of the construction sector in Cambodia is encouraging parents and students to enroll at the universities of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/civil-engineering-students-on-the-rise.html

Eviction fears grow at lake

Villagers living in raised houses on the capital’s Boeung Tumpun lake fear their eviction is on the horizon as sand pumping increases at the site, they said yesterday. In recent months, heavy machinery has been at work at the Boeung Tumpun site. Sand pumping has ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012091758736/National-news/eviction-fears-grow-at-lake.html

Deadline extended for comment on new urban planning rules

The Ministry of Land Management is giving a brief reprieve to non-government groups and donor partners who missed yesterday’s deadline to comment on a draft sub-decree aiming to guide and regulate the country’s urban development. After making the Sub-Decree on Urban Planning and Town Areas public ...

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